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If I shoot a .38, would I compete against (sorry meant .32) shooters?

 

OR are there different catagories?

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What ever caliber you choose to shoot in what ever category, you will shoot against all calibers legal for that category.

 

And I also ask, what is .35 cal used in that is cowboy action .

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If I shoot a .38, would I compete against .35 shooters?

 

OR are there different catagories?

 

 

I am gonna guess that .35 is a type for .45. In that case, the answer is yes you would compete against them.

Edited by H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619

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If elcoholic is referring to ACTUAL caliber, the .38 is a .35 caliber (.357)

 

 

..........Widder

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One category requires .40 cal minimum. In others .45, .44, .38, .36 and .32 are all legal. So, yes, if you shoot .38s you will be competing against all the others.

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Any pistol cartridge in rifle and pistol. If you have the 3 guns you should bring ammo and get there early enough to sign up, say its your first time and someone will show you the ropes. Oh yea, cowboy hat etc.

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If there are 35 other shooters at the match ....... Sure. That would also mean your actually a 36. :)

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Thanks, yes 38 vs 32. Interesting.

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If I shoot a .38, would I compete against (sorry meant .32) shooters?

 

OR are there different catagories?

Caliber means far less when it comes to speed than you think.

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Thanks, yes 38 vs 32. Interesting.

Yep, but caliber plays very little role in how well you do. I've seen a shooter with a .45colt best all comers. .38's win over .32's and .people shooting .44-40 and .38-40 beat out folks shooting .38s. It's all about the craftsman, not the tool.

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It's all about the craftsman, not the tool.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

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OR are there different cataegories?

 

Time for you to open up the SASS Shooter's Handbook to page 13. Read through the roughly 32 categories. You may have a few more questions when you complete that exercise. :lol::ph34r:

 

Get the handbook from here:

 

http://www.sassnet.com/Shooters-Handbook-001A.php

 

Good luck, GJ

Edited by Garrison Joe, SASS #60708
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If I shoot a .38, would I compete against (sorry meant .32) shooters?

 

OR are there different catagories?

No, all categories shoot .38's except for Classic Cowboy.

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No, all categories shoot .38's except for Classic Cowboy.

 

Clearer way of stating this -

 

Competitors in all cartridge categories (except Classic Cowboy) may shoot any of the allowed cartridge sizes. So, yes, if you shoot .38 special cartridge guns, you will have some of your competitors (in any category you might shoot) shooting anything from .32 H&R up through .45 Colt.

 

As has been stated before, Classic Cowboy is the only cartridge category where there is a tighter restriction on the cartridges allowed, where all that is allowed is a .40 caliber or above rimmed, historically used, cartridge. By the way, .38-40 is a .40 caliber cartridge.

 

Category is one of the harder things for a new shooter to wrap his head around. Come out to a few local matches and this topic (and lots of others) will be explained. Don't go buying guns before you come out to some local matches!

 

 

 

Good luck, GJ

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Yep, I've been to a shoot twice now.

From what I've seen, recoil is very important once your fast.

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Yep, I've been to a shoot twice now.

From what I've seen, recoil is very important once your fast.

Use the FULL EDITOR to get rid of the "35" in the heading.

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I shoot 45s because I want to. I cheat a little and load down in C45S cases. Mary has essentially the same Ubertis in 357 and they are heavier and thus have an unfamiliar feel to them.

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